Protecting the Great Lakes
"Asian carp are a clear and present danger to the Great Lakes and our economy.
We cannot wait five more years to address a threat of this magnitude."
Attorney General Bill Schuette
Addressing a public forum sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
The Fight Against Asian Carp: Saving Jobs and Protecting Our Ecology
Attorney General Schuette is working with allies nationwide to drive immediate
action by the federal government to stop the spread of invasive Asian carp to
the Great Lakes. An Asian carp invasion would devastate the $7 billion per year
Great Lakes recreational fishing industry and result in the loss of jobs when
Michigan can least afford it. The threat is real and Attorney General Schuette
is working on multiple fronts to protect the ecology and economy of Great Lakes.
The solution is a permanent long-term ecological separation between the Great
Lakes and Mississippi River basin.
- • Building a National Coalition Against Invasive Species
- • Lawsuit Against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Chicago Water District
- • Previous Legal Requests to U.S. Supreme Court
- • Proposed Federal Legislation to Stop Asian Carp
- • Great Lakes Commission Study on Permanent Separation
Recent AG Opinions
- Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR)
- Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ)
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- EPA-Region 5 (Great Lakes)
- EPA, Right to Know
- U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division
- Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN)
- Great Lakes Commission
- Great Lakes Fisheries Trust
- Georgetown University (E. B. Williams Law Library, Environmental Law Page)
- Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC)
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- The Institute for Environmental Toxicology at Michigan State University